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Treat Yourself To A Lil Retail Therapy: 7 Best Shopping Hubs To Check Out In Udaipur

Want to go on a shopping spree? We’ve a list of the best places you could go to buy anything and everything under the sun from pretty paintings to quirky jhumkas to woolen clothes and even souvenirs for your loved ones. Let loose those purse strings and head to these markets now!

1. Hathi Pol Bazar – Famous For Artwork & Paintings

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If you’re looking for indigenous art & crafts to shop, you should definitely visit Hathi Pol; a market epitomising rich Rajasthani culture at its best! It's most famous for its folk art, miniature paintings, authentic souvenirs and wooden handicrafts. If you're an art lover, you just can’t miss the Phad and Pichwai paintings sold here. It's best to park at the City Palace and explore the market on foot. Take note that the market remains closed on Sundays, and come on by, wallets at the ready!

Timings | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location | Hathipole, Chamanpura

2. Shilpgram – Famous For Artwork & Handicrafts

Those who have endless love for all things rural and indigenous must make some time to visit Shilpgram. You'll find everything from handicraft products to hand woven clothes, mirror work, leather goods, jhumkas and paintings here. You can also take a fun camel ride and tuck into some regional Rajasthani delicacies. In the amphitheatre, there are folk performances that take place every day, so head on over!

Timings | 11 AM - 7 PM 
Location | Shilpgram, Rani Road, Near Havala Village
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3. Chetak Circle – Famous For Crafts

If you wish to shop traditional Rajasthani goods, Chetak Circle must be on your go-to list. You just won’t be able to resist buying the famous puppets of Rajasthan from here. Along with that, salutation cards, traditional jewellery, hand-stitched paper, brass wares and valuable stones can be found in the market. If you’re looking for freshly grounded spices, you must try the Mandi Bazar located at the back end of Chetak Circle. The market remains closed on Sundays, so plan your shopping excursion accordingly!

Timings | 10 AM - 7 PM
Location | Chamanpura

4. Bada Bazar – Famous For Gadgets, Jewelry & Crockery

If you’re looking for clothes, jewelry, accessories and crockery, you must visit Bada Bazaar. The bazaar has a plethora of big showrooms as well as small shops that sell various Rajasthani goods. Bandhani print sarees and silver jewelry are the major attractions of the market. You should definitely buy some souvenirs for your loved ones and a pair of handmade juttis from Mochiwada Bazar for yourself. The market remains closed on Sundays.

Timings | 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Location | Within 1 Km Of  The City Palace

5. Clock Tower – Famous For Meenakari Jewelry Design Of Rajasthan

If you’re a lover of copperwares, metal assortments and earthenware, drop by Clock Tower. You’ll find a vast variety of these things in the market. The major attractions of the market include lac, kundan, polki and Meenakari jewellery, and you must get your hands on the unique metallic souvenirs sold here. Try to drop by after sunset as the place looks alluring when the clock is lit up. The market remains closed on Sundays, so do keep that in mind!

Timings | 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Location | Within 1 km Of  City Palace

6. Lake Palace Road - Famous For Woven & Embroidered Items

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Looking for embroidered fabrics containing a wide array of Rajasthani hues?  This market offers you the best textiles at the most affordable prices. This market has so many desirable things that you might have a difficult time choosing! Wooden statues of Hindu deities, precious gems, woven items, silver trinkets and kundan jewellery are the major attractions of the market. The market remains closed on Sundays. 

Timings | 10 AM - 6:30 PM
Location | Lake Palace Road

7. Jagdish Temple Street – Famous For Leather Journals

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If you’re a writing enthusiast, you must visit this place to buy some camel leather journals and diaries. Vivacious puppets and traditional wooden toys are also spotted here. You shouldn’t go back without buying some metallic and pottery items; try to come here in the early hours of the day as the market can get extremely busy and crowded.

Timings | 10 AM - 8 PM
Location | Within 1 Km Of  City Palace

No matter how much time and money we spend on shopping, it’s never enough. Bookmark all these places and get, set, shop!